• Short Summary

    Thirty-three-year-old Dutch factory manager Koet Jansen, and 42-year-old blockmaker Alfred Eckert left Lydd, UK, Sept 2, attempting to reach France - by balloon.

  • Description

    1.
    LV. Balloon being inflated
    0.04

    2.
    SV. Aviators look on
    0.08

    3.
    CU. Aviators study map
    0.12

    4.
    Side View - Ditto
    0.15

    5.
    SV People hold ropes
    0.18

    6.
    LV Ditto
    0.22

    7.
    LV Men under balloon
    0.26

    8.
    CU Sealing up gas intake
    0.29

    9.
    LV Basket attached to balloon
    0.32

    10.
    SV.CU. Eckert fixes ballast
    0.38

    11.
    SV Gear into balloon
    0.43

    12.
    Angle shot - balloon
    0.46

    13.
    Three scenes - men hold basket in stiff wind
    1.05

    14.
    CU Crowd wave
    1.11

    15.
    LV Balloon away
    1.21



    Initials LSW/V/JH/LSW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thirty-three-year-old Dutch factory manager Koet Jansen, and 42-year-old blockmaker Alfred Eckert left Lydd, UK, Sept 2, attempting to reach France - by balloon.

    Their flight - "a calm uneventful crossing" was predicted by Jansen - commemorates the 125th. anniversary of the first cross-Channel balloon flight, made by Frenchmen Jean-Pierre Blanchard.

    The two aeronauts used a German hydrogen-filled Augusta balloon, carrying 38,000 cubic feet of gas, with a four-seat basket hanging below. Like Blanchard they will rely on sand ballast. They hoped to make the crossing in between two and three hours, against Blanchard's four.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1U3OASQ2KZ9HNFNQHXAHRWHAZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1U3OASQ2KZ9HNFNQHXAHRWHAZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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